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Ranji Hordern      

Full name Herbert Vivian Hordern

Born February 10, 1883, North Sydney, New South Wales

Died June 17, 1938, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 55 years 127 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Philadelphians

Also known as Dr Herbert Hordern

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Brother-in-law - FE McElhone

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 13 2 254 50 23.09 713 35.62 0 1 23 0 6 0
First-class 35 55 9 781 64 16.97 0 3 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 13 2148 1075 46 7/90 12/175 23.36 3.00 46.6 2 5 2
First-class 35 7215 3732 228 8/31 16.36 3.10 31.6 25 9
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Feb 17-21, 1911 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 23-Mar 1, 1912 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1905-1913
Profile

A googly bowler and more than capable late middle-order batsman, "Ranji" Hordern (his nickname came from his swarthy complexion) was always a doctor first and a cricketer second, and so was unable to tour England with Australia. But while a student in Pennsylvania he played in England in 1907, taking 110 wickets in matches not deemed first-class. He also toured Jamaica with them in 1908-09 before returning home to New South Wales. He made his debut for Australia in 1910-11 and took eight wickets in the match, including 5 for 66 in South Africa's second innings. In the Test series against England in 1911-12 he bagged 32 wickets. In the first Test at Sydney he grabbed 12 for 135 as Australia won their only match of the rubber, and in the last game, also at Sydney, he had figures of 10 for 161.
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